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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Revealed As Name Of Remake Part 2, Part Of A Trilogy

The sequel to Final Fantasy 7 Remake was shown as part of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 7 anniversary celebration. To end the stream, Square Enix gave our first look at Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the official title for what was previously known as Remake Part 2. It’s coming next winter on PlayStation 5.

As part of the announcement, Square also noted that this is the second entry in a trilogy, marking our first official understanding of how many parts this new FF7 series will be. In a statement, creative director Tetsuya Nomura said that development of Rebirth has been “progressing rapidly since we adopted a new development structure,” and that some development of the third game is already in progress too.

Producer Yoshinori Kitase said second installments in trilogies often become fan favorites, and “in the same vein, we are aiming to make Final Fantasy VII Rebirth an even more gripping and memorable experience than Final Fantasy VII Remake.”

The trailer explored the cliffhanger left by the first game, with various characters exploring what it means now that fate has seemingly been changed. That includes some big questions, especially surrounding Tifa, who asks very pointedly about her own destiny. We also saw glimpses of Zack, who was teased as a possible inclusion in the first game.

The Unknown Journey Will Continue.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second game in the Final Fantasy VII remake trilogy, launches next Winter on PlayStation 5. #FF7R #FFVII25th pic.twitter.com/BNOHy3wyfG

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake had been rumored and anticipated for years, even as Square Enix planned to split it into multiple parts. The result was surprising in ways fans may not have expected. The game deviated from the story of the original Final Fantasy 7 in key ways that set it apart. That trend continued with Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade, a side-story expansion starring Yuffie that added even more detail to the FF7R lore.

Whereas the first part took place almost exclusively in the mega-city of Midgar, the second part seems likely to strike out on the road, similar to how the original game opened up after its first few hours. Director Tetsuya Nomura commented that the second part will have a “different atmosphere.” One open question about the second game has been how it will differ from the original story, after the cliffhanger ending from the first game.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake originally released on PS4 in April 2020, with its PS5 upgrade coming more than a year later on PS5, and then later to PC.

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